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will start working on a google tablet. samsung still leads by a wide par engine in europe. two places where you can track santa's trip tonight one is the website of norad, and the other site is google. >> google has their google.com/ santatrackersite where you can track santa and play games. >> google also asks you to send santa a >>> a very good morning and merry christmas eve to everyone coming up on 4:42 you are looking live at san francisco from the embarcadero almost like a series of christmas trees out there. mike will let us know what the weather is going to be like. we get a break from the storm. >>> this is it, your last day to shop before christmas. normally stores would be packed with procrastinators, this year things are different. kira klapper is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: a little bit of a grim start. shoppers aren't turning out no droves as they have in years past. [ unintelligible ] factors have led to a mute approach to holiday shopping bad news for retailers it can be good for all of us, retailers are doing all they can to entice us with unprecedented sales and ext
on bing maps or on twitter, at norad santa. norad had been tracking santa with google earth since 2004, but this year the two entities went separate ways. norad's teamed with microsoft, and google has set up a tool of their own. google's santa tracker has been highlighting north pole preps in the lead-up to christmas. and in his spare time, santa's been making phone calls to good girls and boys, and sending messages via his google plus page. on the big night, kids of all ages can watch santa hop from continent to continent with google maps and google earth. those out doing last-minute shopping can follow along with their smartphone app for android. i'm karin caifa reporting. >> coming up, your full sports, with the forty- niners, jason applebaum. >> the rainfall finally try to subside. with sunny conditions possibly for tomorrow morning. however, there is another storm on the way your full forecast coming up. . >> corta madera images with downed trees in some areas, strong wind and even flooding in palo alto, highway 1 0 1 and the napa river. however, conditions are improving. the sto
google is also tracking santa on its maps. you can interacted on google plus, although i think he's kind of busy. if you want to throw him a note, feel free. >> find him on facebook. >> 3 billion gifts so far. a big sleigh. >>> a slushy christmas display is attracting crowds and critics. a house in orange county is covered in 65,000 lights. that is incredible. they're all sink had to music. the display draws hundreds of visitors, but it doesn't inspire christmas spirit in everyone. neighbors have complained and plan to push an ordinance to keep the lights in check. >> it's more appropriate for the vegas strip. we're not opposed to christmas lights, but it's very bright and intrusive. >> the homeowner has been ticketed for noise and now keeps it down by 9 at night. she says she's sorry her neighbors don't like the display, but encourages them to enjoy the holiday cheer. >> they race money for charity too. >> how do you take all that down? >> how do you put it up in the first place? >>> storms took down a lot at my house. through the after nonhours mostly sunny conditions in dry weather, t
beneficial to the consumer. i think this promise is being fulfilled. for one, by the way, go to google or go to amazon and search for products and do a little price comparison. >> sure. >> you know, i did a quick search. in "the wall street journal" story there is the example of the swingline stapler. i did a quick google search and found staplers that cost $6 all the way to $40 and all varieties and colors. i did an amazon search and found as much variety. the fact is consumers have tons of variety. from a different perspective, we have e-commerce start-ups that are disrupting brick and mortar retail all the time. you were just talking about amazon and best buy. look at what is going on with west buy. the harris poll found 40% of consumers go into a best buy and they do this thing called show rooming where they look at the phone and see and they leave and go spend $200 on amazon. i think people are still, they're definitely finding that e-commerce is working out for consumers. >> trust me. the new ceo of best buy is well aware of that. >> you have to be a really smart shopper. there are all
on its maps. and you can interact with him on google plus. we will be back -- santa on its maps. and you can interact with him on google plus ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
is using bing maps. as we see on the maps there. google is offering its competing scented tracker. you can go to google .com/ santa tracker. >> you would need a lot of cameras to capture santa. a member of the u.s. military gets an early give to his mother. he was in afghanistan during christmas last year and this year he assesses the prize for his mother. >> my mom is my best friend, i can't wait to see her. >> the plan was to meet any family room of betties, a restaurant. >> one of mom's the best friends runs the place. and her duty is to get her here without knowing that her son is in the back. he stayed in the back while we acted like we were doing a story about holiday traditions. she bought it. soon as she started talking about her son, jeremy. >> maybe i will see him next year. >> as soon as she looked up she realized we were not there for the reason we said we were. >> (crying) this is my best press it yet. --present >> we had a couple of slip ups here and there. >> he is usually terrible at this. >> they found a way to bring back a joint like only seen her son jeremy can. >> i lov
interact with him. although that he will probably be busy on google plus. >>> it's the time of the season when they make the new year's resolutions the most common ones, losing weight. and it will be all from a public struggle, introducing us to a congressman that is going public with his fight. winning in their 7th district and against his weight. >> that's one of the questions, if somebody in the media asked me, what size collar are you? i thought they would not ask that of a lot of people. >> is that fair game? >> i don't think so. >> it wasn't just on the campaign trail. where the long hallways will be making for lots of walking. his weight was wearing on his joints, making it difficult, even to move around. >> and i know how hard it was, even to get on out of the chair, which sounds funny for people at home to think, you know, my gosh you can't get out of the chair? but i was getting to the point. he was 320 pounds has lost 20 already. he hopes to lose at least 80 more. he's doing it by changing what he eats, and more on changing when. only between the hours of noon and 8:00. he is a
including the bay area's google and apple now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. they are among the world's highest. avoid $2 billion in taxs last year. >> corporations are a little little --ed because they're not sure the extent to which they would be eliminated. >> he is optimistic about a deal. what seems ncdly likely according to congressional staffers i talked with today is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff. that would allow hard lying republicans to have lower taxes. >> to apiece voters. great. >> so called it low form of chay in an begans. >> i think it would be horrible. i think i don't think it's fair to the american people. >> with 2 million people on the verge of losing their unemployment benefits, there are too many lives at stake if we don't get it before the end of the year. >> the ceo of star, bucks is sending a message. writing come together on the coffee cups they serve on thursday and friday. urging a compromise on fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> the city of san francisco may pay employees to stay healthy. a group of government employees consider
santa is in saudi arabia, google behind showing santa is in turkey. >> wherever santa is now, boys and girls make sure you are being good, santa will be here soon. if you with would like to keep an eye we have links on abc7news.com. click on see it on tv. >> real-time satellite picture amazing the technology we have. >> what did we do before that? >>> from all of us here on abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> who wants to be a >> who wants to be a millionaire is next. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. take a look at this audience. everyone is wearing purple to support the alzheimer's association. [cheers and applause] you look great.is world alzheims month, and we are raising moneys terrible disease. this is our third year doing this, and if you remember last year, we raised a ton of money, beginning with fashion guru carson kressley, who kicked things off by winning $25,000, susie essman from curb your enthusiasm added some serious cash to the cause when she won $100,000,
services norad, north american aerospace demand shows santa is in saudi arabia, google behind showing santa is in turkey. >> wherever santa is now, boys and girls make sure you are being good, santa will be here soon. if you with would like to keep an eye we have links on abc7news.com. click on see it on tv. >> real-time satellite picture amazing the technology we have. >> what did we do before that? >>> from all of us here on abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> who wants to be a >> who wants to be a millionaire is next. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free f
. there are two places two track him online. norad and for the first time, google. >>> finally, a police officer is being called a hero this morning after rescuing a drowning woman. he did it under the absolute worst conditions an against all odds. it takes protect and stoerve a whole new level. this cell phone video shows boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think twice. >> i feel like i did what i would expect someone else to do for one of my loved ones. >> reporter: the frantic woman was desperately clinging to a raft. she said she fell into the water during a torrential downpour. [ sirens blaring ] with a little help from a life preserver thrown to him from shore, he was able to keep her calm and above water until firefighters arrived. >> she kept saying, i can't hold on, i said, hold on, hold on, hold on. >> reporter: everyone made it out of the water safely. there was one casualty. officer norton said his wedding ring slipped off when he jumped in. he roe or not, his wife
chiu: sfgov-tv. >> i would like everyone to google mta michael akino, if you would. you know, if he dies in about five hours and -- midnight, michael akino, and i stuck a cheeseburger in her face and said michael eat it, he wouldn't want to eat it because he's dead. in efissions chapter 2 we read before one becomes a christian they're dead in tress passing in sin. there's no way that anybody can save themselves. my text for today comes from eye say yay. this is 700 years before jesus died on the cross in order to save sinners that cannot save themselves. i gave my back to the sniders and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. i hid not my face in shame from spitting for the lord god will help me therefore have i set my face like a flint and i know i shall not be ashamed. let us stand together. who is my adversary. let him come near unto me. fear of the lord god will -- who will condemn me. lo, they all shall wax old as a garment, isaiah chapter 50. there's a lot in that but jesus christ is actually speaking through the prophet. seven centuries before it happened, in luc, jesus
that you cared about and also knew how do it. >> google search online. november 2008. --. >> july 2009. elsburnd fights daily over two commission nominee and is of course, 2010, elsburnd use as trick of parliamentary procedure to keep patrols off the ballot and i remember this meetings and there was a very veep intense moment when you kept standing up and dividing the file and another provide ore kept going back in and adding back to it and i add added that in the proceeding in the records and there are about six pages of motions that were taken biby supervisor elsburnd in that intans instance and so i want to show how important it was that sean knew how to fight for things and all of the parliamentary procedures to do that and but what i think has been said over and over again is how important that you helped us understand the balance of being elected the and having family and essential balance and that is what i appreciated and learned the most from you you are a wonderful dad to michael i see it all the time when he is in the office with you and he runs through the halls and aura w
than 10 years ago and when it happened it was in the context of the google proposal to provide free wi-fi so that's when laugh. >> i remember it around 2006 or seven, yeah. >> >> yes. >> it's on the lafco website and you will see there is a report in there but i'm happy to get you a print out if you need one. >> thanks. >> one thing i would ask as we are putting this together is one thing that we know happens in city government is issues come up unexpectantedly and there are some other thing that comes up, so whatever we adopt of course hopefully is subject to some modification and i would simply encourage all of the commissioners to make sure that if there is anything else that you would like to include in this that you let our staff know and that you let vice chair avalos' staff know and we don't want to leave any of that out. so again i appreciate the discussion and we will be working on this and come back to these two items at the next commission meeting. madam clerk if you could please call item number seven. >> item number seven executive's officer's report. >> miss miller. >> w
. >> and commissioners, just for your reference in the back of your binder is a google map of all the recycling centers in the city. the blue ones are the existing centers and the salmon-colored ones that are ones that are recently no longer existing or planned to be existing? >> okay. commissioner dwight? >> to me it sounds like an innovation opportunity in a city that provides innovation and ecology and the component through some kind of notification, some mobile application for arranging the people who have the goods to those that want to collect it. and it seems like it's something that we have the opportunity to perhaps take a leadership position on in recommending to sacramento. have you all talked to recology about what their view of this whole thing is? >> they understand the problem. they run into the largest buybacks, one at pier 96 on the port and the one at tunnel road and they used to operate seven or eight other ones. they want to see the material handled. it's sort of there is an old garbage guy adage that you want to get your hands on everything and keep it, but they understand that
photograph with overly geology. >> it is a big google map with overly geology. the different colors depict the different formations or deposits beneath san francisco. san francisco is a young environment. it is a relatively young environment. the basement rock beneath san francisco is known as the franciscan complex or formation. it is throughout the city, most notably twin peaks, edge hill, telegraph hill. every once in awhile, you hear about those who make the news with a rock fall or landslide. usually occur in the telegraph and twin peaks. . above the rock are the soil deposits. the most common is dune sand. it is nothing but rocks that has been worn down from the sierras and deposited along the beaches. the wind blew that dune sand over most of the city. it is this mustard color. on the avenues, it is very thick. it can be up to 400 feet thick. as you moved south across slope boulevard, that is the tolar foundation. it was named after the first to score every in -- after the first discovery in the cemetery. the man was out there and noticed this material was unique. he started mapping
's face time us ♪ you'll be googling us later. stay safe out there in the internet world. take care. yo yo. [applause] >> we will get started. for the second half of our mourning, as you know, the lead davis joined us this morning, and we have dave clark joining us for the next half. dave has been an award winning newsmen for 35 years. he has been broadcasting for 35 years. he started when he was 17, so i have not had a chance to ask him what that special experience might have been about, but maybe you'll get a chance to ask him about this. i was interested in reading about all the places that he has worked. he has ben in new york city, washington d.c., he has been in los angeles. probably the most interesting for me was the fact that he was in philadelphia for a number of years. we know in the department of aging and adult services that philadelphia has one of the most interesting and creative network of services for older adults in the country. it is really accessible to older adults. some of the most creative work we have seen at around the country. dave is also on the board of s
. they can stay out of google. she's award winning reporter and covered california schools for 14 years and knows a lot about this subject and was honored by the california teacher association and received the highest award about the growing number of homeless students in the school system. she is a san francisco native and was in the peace corps and tout in west africa and please welcome jill tucker. [applause] >> thank you. she just dated me with that 9090 peace corps thing. okay. i want to say how great it is to be here. i have been looking at everyone's name tags and awed by the wide variety of people and i want you to in rolodex. email me. there are great stories i have been hearing today. we have amazing and large panel and it is an honor to moderate for them. real quickly you will have to take my word. i have read their full bios which are three pages here. i'm not going to read all of that but you have to my word these are award winning policy makers and leaders in our community. we will start with jeff rosen. [applause] he's the district attorney of santa clara county
some lost margins. google designing a smartphone. sources tell the "wall street journal," engineers at motto rolla working on a top secret -- device dubbed the x-phone a bendable screen. the paper says google is looking to release it sometime next year. at the new york stock exchange i'm ellen brightman with the bloomberg business report. >>> widespread flooding across parts of the u.k. have left many facing a damp christmas hardest east-northeast scott , scout west england and wales. cornwall has more than -- 200 flood warnings in place. flooding is disrupting holiday travel with the main rail line impasseable. crews are working to finish the damage. the work will finish too late for travelers. >>> ongoing labor dispute threatens to make this a sour holiday for hundreds of bay area patients. o e 9ers in the emerald city. it want a player on the roster who did the most damage, the fans were the 12 inn man. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter!
also follow the big guy . for the first time google is tracking santa on its map. you can interact with him on google plus. >> should make for some kind of night. thanks for joining us. face the nation is next. >> we jump over to the cw network. before we go, did you do your christmas shopping? >> it's done. for the first time it is done. >> thanks for joining us this morning. have a wonderful sunday and holidays as well. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >> schieffer: today on "face the nation," christmastime in washington but not much christmas can cheer at the capitol. old
giants, including the bay area's google and apple. the administration now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. the u.s. has among the world's highest. but closing loop holes that helped google, for instance, avoid $2 billion in taxes last year. >> corporations are concerned because they're not sure the extent to which exemptions would be eliminated. >> reporter: wells capital management senior economist gary slosberg is optimistic about a deal. >> i see it at least 50-50. >> reporter: what seems likely is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff triggering higher taxes. that would allow hard line republicans to vote for lower taxes a few days later. >> to make them look better? to appease voters? is that the reason? great. >> reporter: some call it a low form of political shenanigans rvlgs i think that it's horrible they would put the american people through that. i don't think it's fair to the american people. >> it will be the most colossal cons sequential act of congressional irresponsibility. >> reporter: with two million people on the verge of losing unemployment b
will make it more fun. find it at google.com/santa tracker. >> i'm attempted to go old school and go with norad. >> i would guess you won't use either. >> if i were, apple had to get google maps back on the ipad after they got rid of it, because it was no good. >> many people were not happy. it does work. all right. >> next, big stock market sell-off. we'll see if they are feeling more of the same, just eight days until the fiscal cliff. what the uncertainty in washington means for the markets and your 401(k). why not make lunch more than just lunch? with two times the points on dining in restaurants, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. alriwoah! did you get that? and...flip! yep, look at this. it takes like 20 pictures at a time. i never miss anything. isn't that awesome? uh that's really cool. you should upload these. i know, right? that is really amazing. the pictures are so clear. kevin's a handsome devil that phone does everything! search dog tricks. okay, see if we can teach him something cool. look at how lazy kevin is.
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with google earth. >> after a close call for one skier this weekend. >> more trouble for a fairfield woman whose child was kill a tragic fire. now the crime she is accused of committing. >>> there is a pile up on 880. why the chp say rain and speed may have played a role. >>> important warning after a nine car pile up in the east bay. welcome back to "mornings on 2". i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> we are developing news where 880 has reopened near the 11th street exit follow ago car crash. allie rasmus is live with us on how the crash happened. allie? >> reporter: it is likely rain and speed played a role in the nine can car pile up. this is right behind us. and northbound 880 before the 980 on ramp. and if you take a look at the video. traffic was at a complete standstill for an hour. it started with two vehicles in a crash initially. they are blocking the right hand lane. and according to the chp, other cars behind the crash were going too fast and not able to stop in time. >> that led to a nine car pile up on the freeway. >> police believe speed and rain may have been a fac
of silicon valley. but google is really changing that, launching a super high-speed internet connection in a neighborhood in kansas city. tom foreman has the story on the american journey. >> reporter: in the bustling heart of kansas city, the pioneer spirit is burning brightly. entrepreneurs trading ideas, exploring concepts, and much of it revolves around a handful of houses on a few beaten up blocks where some small internet startups are drawing national attention. >> i can go local. >> reporter: mike farmer is the ceo of leap 2, a company with a highly advanced mobile search app. >> people have stopped by the office every day from boston, san francisco, or denver. it's just fascinating. >> reporter: that must feel pretty good. >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: one big reason the companies are clustering here is that google chose this neighborhood to launch its much anticipated super high-speed internet connection. 100 times faster than most internet links. google fiber allows massive video, data, and graphic files to move with astonishing speed, permitting development of whole new appl
't forget to down load abc 7 news app. they're available through apple app store, google play and amazon. >> and free. >> that is this edition of abc 7 news. >> from all of us here at abc 7 news, thanks for watching. >> we appreciate your time. hope to see you again at 9:00 and 11:00. this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a psychologist from pound ridge, new york... ...a financial advisor from santa fe, new m.. ...and our returning champion, a computer technician from dublin, ohio... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! if i were back in my native canada, this would be boxing day. but here in the united states, it's "50% off all christmas decorations and wrappings" day. it's another wednesday. back to work for most people. kris, good to have you back with us. gonzalo and debra, welcome aboard. pick up those signaling buttons, because here comes the jeopardy! round. hopefully, you'll get to use them often for these categories. that was a good year. alex: kris, start us. talk of the town for $200.
a tow truck out of there. you can download this map, it is free from the google -- >>> new tv you got for christmas maycl.t look great, bt how does it sound? michael finney and consumer reports look at home theater systems and the convenient option that could save you money. >>> we are still tracking the storm bringing showers to the bay area this morning. we will check back with meteorologist nike cope >>> welcome back. doppler radar across the state higher elevation snow, lower elevation scattered showers 50s until you get to l.a., palm springs and san diego, 60 there. chains in the sierra. >>> if you got a new high-def tv for christmas you might be considering a new surgeon sound system to go with it. >> mike -- new surround sound system to go with it. >> reporter: watching movies in your living room with surround sound is great, getting set-up can set you back big bucks. home theater in a box systems can save you money and hassle. consumer reports tested dozens that cost from $250 to nearly $2,000. a real movie buff getting sound that does justice to his big screen was a must. >>
, google play and amazon app store free, free of charge. >> key word. >> turning to sports. >> and also free. >> sports is free today. >> san jess yeah state this, is good stuff. players and coaches admit it's been a strange month. despite a coach leaving, san jose state kept a gel >>> they lost],vf their coach. they never lost the focus san jose state capping arguably a win over the military bowl. location, our fcc, 5-16 flyover, news coach a spectator smiling on the inside with knowledge of the nation's leader. kent bare interim coach says he wanted this as bad as players. anthony stamel, eight yards for a lead. partans safety cut the lead to one. failed to chandler jones. no room? happy, deep on the side lines. 1913. here comes john pettigrew. he would score on next play fr a lead. san jose state answeredqv[-q wia drive. austin lopez good for 27 yards. perfect 17 and is 17 this year. sunnyvale strat jus takes down shil, mat shil. and spartans recover. 19, 20, the final. 395 yards passing. their first 11 win season since 1940. >> now, i don't know. i'm speechless. >> first good news
on bing maps and twitter. good morning is tracking santa for the first time -- google for the first time. >> santa no doubt can weather any storm. >> yeah. >> but it sounds like clerisies, at least for his journey. >> reporter: perfect weather for rudolph and santa. now, can santa tweet? is there an app for that. >> reporter: that will not be answered this year. hey, christmas is coming up tomorrow. you have likely heard twas the night before christmas. we have music. we have our own version. without further adieu, here we go. >> twas the day before christmas. the rainfall moved out for only one day. we will now take a peek. we are dry from clear lake to walnut creek. snow in the sierras, yes they are measuring it in feet. any skier's holiday is likely complete. now, santa lives at north pole so cold won't make him late but it will be chilly in the bah tonight. livermore dropping all the way down to 38. the satellite picture shows our break from the rain will be brief. folks thinking christmas day will be entirely dry will likely be in disbelief. the storm track will stay, though, just a
an avalanche danger. there's been an advisory issued. this is a google earth map looking north across the lake. miles from the yuba pass in the north and the advisory includes all of the tahoe area ski receipts. experts are asking people to be careful in the back country and to heed warnings at local ski areas. >> they are monitoring the weather, the wind, the know def sigs. they are out there daily with their noses in the snow. they are a very good -- there is a very good probability that this area is fixed. >> reporter: the advisory is set to expire on wednesday. after that, experts will re- evaluate the conditions. charles cliffard, kron 4 news. >> stay with kron news as we continue to track the weather. for the latest go to kron 4.com and our facebook and twitter pages. >>> ahead -- glide memorial served up meals for the needy. >>> and how troops in afghanistan spent christmas. >>> plus -- an alternative to dining out. time to dry a cooking class. that's this week's dine-in dish. >>> we have another band of rain moving across the bay area for this evening. here's live stormtracker radar sc
to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san fra
this week-long exercise. and then you can also google this and there's a lot of different social news stories online that can provide the information as well. thank you very much. (applause). >> all right, that's our panel. we're going to take a break right now, just a short break for 10 minutes, and the lunch is just like yesterday, lunch is going to be dropped at the tables and then everybody come back and we'll start with our next panel discussion, it's a working lunch, and the panelists i'm sure they will be circulating so if you have some questions for them, please feel free to approach them. thank you very much for joining us, admiral. (applause). from secretaries and generals to marin county search and rescue over there to nert members, it's a great mix of people and i think that integration is crucial because when we're preparing before during and after a disaster response, everyone in this room has a role to play in one way or another. and it's a great mix. and having been a former fire fighter this topic is important to me. when you think about one point, 1 million fire f
it and you have to find your own way. >> around the web i googled through me to see what it looked like i saw the big bridge and it looked industrialized. >> there really is love. >> i did. a real place and how you pick the location. i have family in japan and my kids are are in a bilingual program in san francisco that's japanese. >> i bet she speaks japanese better than i do. my kids might not me. >> when i had the gun i knew there was a [inaudible] and i started writing down things and i thought in my mind's eye, i think it looks like this. and it would be like that i had a small village in mind. there was a part in time i thought, i could go back to japan and go there and see how it looked. i had in the book and in my heart what i thought it was, i almost knew that if i had gone back it wouldn't be the same. so i made the conscious choice of not going. now that you tell me this i'm thankful i didn't i think it would have destroyed what i created in my head. i thought places are best when they are imagined. i hesitated naming it
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